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Blue Angels that is. So for as close as we were this is still...well a bad picture. But it is what it is. You can see the outline and get the jist (is that word even spelled right?). On Thursday we went to see the Blue Angels take off from the Boeing Airport, right next to the Museum of Flight. There were some very excited little boys. Seeing airplanes and also being so very close to daddy's work!! Frank works right across the street from the Museum of Flight. So we met him there and we all watched the planes take off. You always remember how loud the jets are and then you REALLY remember how loud they are. It's so exciting! And I LOVE the feeling of my body when they take off, like my insides are getting scrambled up. I'm weird...I know that. We didn't get to see Fat Albert take off but someday we'll stay long enough to see that. By the time we left I was hot and sweating...I'd seen enough.The gang! Two of the kids there are friends that came al…

Date Night

So tonight was my date night with Dru. He's such a dog gone cutie! We were suppose to go to the movie store and rent a kids movie and we'd watch it together but he was OK with going shopping at Walmart. Such an easy going child. So we went to Walmart and we picked up a few things and I bought him chocolate and some brand NEW crayons that he didn't have to share with his big brothers. He was SO excited about his candy that he came bounding into the house and quite loudly exclaimed 'Look at what I got guys!' and no one was there. The big brothers were already in bed. Poor kid just wanted to brag about his night and he couldn't. He'll have to just make up for it in the morning.
This picture is at the end of our night. He had fun and I had fun! A kiss for momma! I can't believe he'll be 3 in a month. Just seems like yesterday I was holding him in my arms and showing him off to his big brothers. Time is cruel to mothers and fathers.Hope people are finally…

A Moment

So I had a moment know the kind I'm talking about. The kind where it leaves you with your head spinning and you wondering just WHO let you out of the loony bin. Now mind you I have several of these but this one stood out for

I went to a park yesterday, Mud Mountain Dam. I took Dru and Eli up there to play in the water fountain and to play with our friends. I didn't pack my whole purse but just my wallet for driving there. So I go a few hours up there at the park and all is honky dory. I get ready to leave I still have everything, I get home and forget all about my wallet...the wallet. Today, as I was getting ready to go out to the store to get a few things before I take off for a retreat...THAT'S when I notice my wallet. Or the lack there of. I can't find my wallet!!!! I have torn the house apart and my car, my kids and Frank are all in on this hunt of sorts and they cant' find it. I have lost my wallet I can't believe it!!! I a…

I'm Just Sayin'

Hot!!!!! This was yesterday. HOTTER! This was today.
From what I gather, tomorrow will be the hottest...the are saying Enumclaw will hit 103', so we'll see what tomorrow brings. So glad we have our pool put up for this week.

Go Wolverines!

OK so Lee and Dru had to try on Ian's gear that he got today. So I know this picture is fuzzy but here's Lee with the pads and helmet on. This is a big to do today, much excitement for football to start.Dru with the pads on...again with the cute factor thereThe helmet is a bit big for him.Ian with his girdle on...I guess these have pads in them for the hips and tail bone. He is SO excited!Here is Ian in all his one is sure whether this is practice gear or game day or away game stuff. Someone better let me know so I know what's going on. I am dreading this sport with Ian. But he really wanted to do this I'm just not sure he has any idea what he's in for. To be honest I have no idea what this family is in for, I have my thoughts but just not sure. The kids practice 5 days a week for 2 hours that day (personally I really think that's a lot for little people...again that's me and my ignorance with the sports area) and then after all that practicing th…

Hot Summer Fun

So today was time for some hot summer fun in the pool! Here is our pool! Someday when my boys will appreciate things more I'll invest in bigger and better pool. Until then...this is what they get, I'm sure it will come out in therapy that we didn't buy them a decent pool! But you know what, I'm not sure they really notice. My one gripe with pools like this...grass in the pool! I HATE that!Today while out shopping for my nephew's gift I found this little bitty pool! It's perfect for Sparky and as you can see he likes it. Not too much water...just enough to make the little bugger happy!Look at how cute I am momma!This kid cracks me up with his pacifiers. He's the only one I know of (in my small world) that could operate his plug at like 2 months old. And he is NOT particular about which way it gets in his mouth as long as it's there doing what it does best...making him happy!I LOVE this picture! THAT'S my baby!Do you SEE what this baby is d…

Austin's day

Happy Birthday Austin! Auntie loves you!

Anyway, today was my nephew's 5Th birthday today and we had the privilege to be with him on his birthday. So since I knew he was going to be at my house (his favorite Auntie's house, actually I have no idea I just always strive to be the favorite Auntie for all my nieces and nephews) I wanted to make him his favorite birthday dinner. Thankfully we didn't go with is first or second choice. I'm just not sure I could have done Macaroni and cheese...chicken nuggets and fries maybe but that just didn't sound good. So thankfully he wanted Tacos too. So that's what we had. I have to say, I have not cooked 4lbs of beef in a long time for tacos...and all I could see was my future.

So here are all the fellas...Eli partied too much and couldn't stay awake for the picture...he stayed that way for a good hour at least. Frank also told them I had a booger in my nose so they'd all look at me when I took the picture. Than…


A Friend will stop you from overreacting
A Best Friend will walk beside you giggling
"Someone is going to get it!"

I have a friend like this...and I LOVE her to pieces!

On another note, I've now entered the elite group of pooper scooper to children. I had the privilege of picking up after my nephew today. I LOVE my nephew...that was just a new one for me. Poor guy is still learning to potty train and doing that business in the potty is just a bit too much for him. Lee was like that, and he eventually trained...eventually. But I do have to say my nephew is pretty young, he's not even 3 yet and pretty much has the art of going potty down...except for that part.

Well I must go, Sparky is up and thinks it's time to laugh and play. SO not!

So I bid thee adu...and if that's not spelled right, oh well.

Can We Fix It?

Yes We Can! Frank the know the rest. Anyway, we finally broke down and bought and area rug for our very NASTY carpet underneath. It's so bad I'm not even going to show you the carpet I said NASTY! Anyway, we now have a very nice area rug we feel much better having Eli crawl around on and not get a cootie! So this picture cracked me up! How many Paulson's does it take to change the doorbell? Our boys destroyed our first doorbell so we needed to fix it and get one they can't pick at to break. I'm not sure how many helpers Frank really needed but all his boys were help...or something like that.

This was the tool of the hour...the boys loved it! Frank had to drill another bigger hole for our new doorbell. It's not installed and looks quite nice and yes folks it does work! He has his moments people. If I were really on it, I'd have taken a picture of the finished product...but alas I didn't. So you'll just have to…

In a Pickle

This is Sparky, this is his 'How You Doin'' face. He's the biggest flirt I know. This guy is getting big and bigger. Much to my horror! I don't like this and it's very hard for me, he's my last. I hate this idea, I have not wrapped my head around that one yet. He's so darn chunky! Check those cheeks out!
So, here he is. He is starting to pull himself up on things and cruise around them. I'm not ready for this but I am. He is SO heavy to carry, unreal!
Here he's walked himself along the wall closer to daddy (who yes ladies is mopping MY floor! I think he just got tired waiting for me to do it)So he's now in a pickle...the blue wipe box is in his way and he has to remember how to make it back to the little table. He ended up just sitting down and crying. He doesn't like crawling on the hard wood floor. I can't say that I blame him...makes my knees hurt thinking about it.
After we had Ian and he was walking at 9 months, with each…

What A Zoo!

Oh wait wrong zoo!So while at the zoo we saw some animals...outside of my kids :) Dru was totally infatuated with the goats. And to be honest, the kids were cute...I kept thinking how fun they might be....for like a second.These guys were cracking me up. They had so much personality in their faces and looks. This one was looking at us and his face just kept remind me of some looking to blow this popsicle stand. He/she was D-O-N-E! And it was a look of help..
This one had me ROLLING! You Lookin' at me? I DARE you to laugh! I triple dog dare you! What you talking about Willis!
I always love the piglets. I don't know why but darn it if they aren't cute and they remind me of my kids.
Momma was done feeding her babies and just rolled over..had me chuckling. I can see in her face exactly what she's thinking and feeling. Touch me you things...and I'll getcha! And she looked tired...don't you think?

So that ends our adventure at the fair. We had fun and I&#…

Living La Vida Loca

Or something like that! (I forget what that even means). I have no idea where that came from but it came to me and I'm going with it.

We all went to the Enumclaw Fair today and had SO much fun! Some things were hard, like the rides, but that was out of our control. Confusing rules and how tall you must be for the line....oh well. So in no particular order here are our pictures.

So after much crying, I finally convinced Dru to do this ride after he tried to go up the big slide with his big brothers was kaboshed. He wasn't tall enough to go up the big know the one where you sit on the carpet and go down...that one. We literally walked off the little roller coaster which he was tall enough to go on and walked next door (so to speak) to go on the slide where he wasn't tall enough. BIG TEARS! I was ticked!! But in the end he was OK with this. There is Ian and Dru on the coaster and then Lee behind them...if I had to guess I'd place money that this was the…

VBS and Summer Fun

So this is my one and only picture of VBS. Too many kids and not enough hands in which to do everything. This is the band and our pastor up singing some songs with the kids. My Lee LOVES to sing and I think this was his favorite part of all. We went to my friend Ms. Liz's house and she was kind enough to invite us over for a nice swim. Of course my kids weren't about the pool but more about the costumes they have for just such occasions as play dates. So Dru found the Spider man...those are his muscles. Dang it if he isn't cute!
This is Lee, in a flight uniform! Ms. Liz has the COOLEST costumes EVER! I have to say the thought never crossed my mind to keep the kids Halloween costumes for them to use later...never. Then we started going to several friend's houses where they do keep theirs. Who knew!?!
Lee in his uniform and on a water toy of some sort. He really does like dressing up...him and his friend put on a few over the course of the play date.Ms. Liz wa…